Dr. Fitzgerald

Terrence D. Fitzgerald, SUNY Distinguished Professor

Dr. Fitzgerald


  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, B.S., M.S. 
  • Oregon State University, Ph.D. 

Courses Frequently Taught

  • General Ecology
  • Biology of Insects
  • Animal Behavior

Scholarly Interests 

My research interests concern the behavioral and chemical ecology of social caterpillars. Much of my work has involved tent caterpillars but more recently I have been studying social species occurring in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Spain. I maintain a website on the behavioral ecology of social caterpillars.

I particularly encourage students interested in behavior and ecology to work in my laboratory. Over the summer I usually have several students conducting laboratory and field studies. A number of my technical papers have been co-authored with undergraduates. Photo of Hummingbird


Selected Publications